FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — By Wednesday, police outnumbered protesters in the St. Louis suburb that launched the "Black Lives Matter" movement, signaling that the nightly demonstrations could be fading after the anniversary of Michael Brown's death. But Ferguson, and the issues that elevated it to national prominence, are sure to be closely watched in the months to come. A look at what's ahead:
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — In a story Aug. 8 about theater shooter James Holmes' life prison sentence, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the verdict averted an appeals process. The verdict averted an appeals process over a death penalty; Holmes conceivably could appeal his convictions.
The white, Dallas-area police officer fired over his actions in the fatal shooting last week of an unarmed black teenager was dismissed by a pliant police chief trying to prevent a backlash over the killing, the former officer's lawyer said on Wednesday. Former Arlington police officer Brad Miller, a 49-year-old trainee, was fired for what the department said was his poor judgment in events surrounding the shooting of Christian Taylor, a 19-year-old college football player at Angelo State University, Police Chief Will Johnson told reporters on Tuesday. Officer Miller made decisions in the heat of a violent confrontation to save his and other officers' lives," John Snider, a lawyer for Miller, said in a statement.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois has become one of the first states nationwide to establish wide-ranging law enforcement rules for body cameras, bias-free policing and more data collection on arrests under a measure signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Bruce Rauner.